The first ginger sprouting

The first ginger sprouting

The ginger has been kept in a warm room with a bit of moisture (misted from a spray bottle) for the past 6 weeks and the two different varieties are sprouting at different rates. Large white ginger sprouted first and the yellow type is just starting now. I removed a few pieces that rotted but most has been doing well. There are also some small roots growing down from the pieces. I’m hoping the pieces with the tall sprouts will hold for another 4 weeks because the great outdoors isn’t quite ready to host a tropical plant, not even in the coldframe!

Yesterday's storm witnessed from the comfort of the house

Yesterday’s storm witnessed from the comfort of the house

This morning, after the storm

This morning, after the storm

Our last snowstorm of the season last year happened on April 15, the year before was April 8 and April 5 the year before that. There seems to be a trend here and one I don’t like! Winter refuses to leave our lovely part of the world though we know spring has to be on its way. We continue to plant seeds and nurture trays of seedlings even though it’s getting quite crowded in the warm, covered spaces. Potato sprouts are getting bigger every day and it’s time to pot up the tomatoes. If we all believe really hard that the weather will warm up, maybe it will happen!

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